Expert Patient Programme, Bude

From Cornwall VSF:

The Expert Patient Programme provides training and support for adults who are living with a long-term health condition. By participating in the programme participants will receive help to manage your condition and meet other people who share similar experiences. The Expert Patient Programme is a six-week course which aims to give you additional skills to self-manage your condition and develop a better relationship with the healthcare professionals who support you.

The courses are delivered by a team of trained volunteers who all have a long-term condition. Each course runs over six weekly sessions which last two and a half hours.
Each course covers a number of topics including:

  • dealing with pain, sleep and extreme tiredness
  • falls prevention
  • appropriate exercise
  • relaxation techniques and stress
  • healthy eating
  • communicating with family, friends and professionals
  • planning for the future

Upcoming courses

Bude – 4 October to 8 November, 10.15-12.45 – at the Parkhouse Centre, Ergue-Gaberic Way, Bude

If you have a long term health condition, and live in one of these areas, please contact Elaine Curnow, the EPP manager on 07824 598 626 or elaine.curnow@nhs.net for more information and to book your place. 

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